Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix

Southern Copperhead

Where do they live? Throughout the United States and northeastern Mexico

What do they eat? Invertebrates and vertebrates including cicadas, caterpillars, lizards, voles, mice, millipedes, spiders, beetles, dragonflies, grasshoppers, mantidae, salamanders, frogs, turtles, birds, opossums, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, bats, shews

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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A Southern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix) at the Houston Zoo.

@Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark